Mini Sweet-and-Sour Sloppy Joes

Mini Sweet-and-Sour Sloppy Joes

Because these are child-size portions, adults may choose to eat two sandwiches.

Southern Living JUNE 2006

  • Yield: Makes 12 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)
  • Cook time: 50 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 (8-oz.) cans basil, garlic, and oregano tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (13.9-oz.) package dinner rolls, toasted


1. Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove meat from skillet, and drain well.

2. Sauté onion and bell pepper in skillet 5 minutes or until tender. Return meat to skillet; stir in tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly into toasted dinner rolls, and serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pepperidge Farm Soft Dinner Rolls Country Style. They're about the size of a baseball.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 216
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 15.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.6g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 506mg
  • Calcium: 31mg